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Vermont Railroads Collection

Contains items related to Vermont’s railroads and their history from Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives' collections of rare books, historical photos, and ephemera.

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Central Vermont Railway steam locomotive #213 and baggage car and passenger cars
Topics: Central Vermont Railway Co., Railroads
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Canadian National Railway Station in Island Pond, Vermont, with commercial buildings in background
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Island Pond
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Central Vermont Railway wreck on May 14, 1912 with W & LE freight car #21364 on top of the wreck of another freight car. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Postcards
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Central Vermont Railway wreck on May 14, 1912 with W & LE freight car #21364 on top of the wreck of another freight car.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Central Vermont Railway Co.
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Train wreck at Williams River on March 14, 1920 near Bellows Falls, Vermont.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Bellows Falls
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Vermont Railroads Collection
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16 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives.
Topics: Western Vermont Railroad, Railroads, Incorporation
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Railroad station in St. Albans, Vermont, with two steam locomotives and a passenger car in front
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Saint Albans
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
8 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Rutland Railroad, Central Vermont Railroad
Birds-eye view of the mills of the Vermont Marble Company in Proctor, Vermont, with hills in the background and railroad tracks in the left foreground. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Vermont Marble Company, Aerial views, Postcards
15 pages. Includes details of expenses, statistics, etc. This is a digital version of the original printed edition in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Western Vermont Railroad
Montpelier and Barre Railroad locomotive 19 at Morrisville, Vermont, shops
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Barre and Montpelier Railroad
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
Railroad tracks along Joe's Pond in West Danville, Vermont, with automobiles and a wagon drawn by two horses on the road next to the railroad tracks. Several homes and barns are in the distance.
Topics: West Danville (Vt.), Vermont
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Railroad tracks and washed out roadbed along the Connecticut River at Wells River, Vermont, with the top of the railroad station showing in the right background.
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Wells River, Railroads, Natural disaster effects, Vermont
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
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Railroad station in Proctor, Vermont, with large American flag flying outside and railroad cars on the tracks in the background.
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Proctor
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Railroad station in Burlington, Vermont, with trolley car and horse-drawn carriages in front
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Burlington
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
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Rutland Railroad steam locomotive 65 at roundhouse.
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Rutland Railroad Company
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
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Train station at Bethel, Vermont, with store fronts and buildings in the background
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Bethel
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Rutland Railroad train wreck outside of Bennington, Vermont, on September 7, 1912. Both engines were wrecked and two passenger were killed.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Bennington
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
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Railroad tracks and cut stone tunnel and wooden pedestrian stairs to road in Newbury, Vermont
Topics: Railroads, Vermont, Newbury
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
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Cut stone railroad tunnel in Newbury, Vermont, with wooden pedestrian stairs up to the road above.
Topics: Railroads, Vermont, Newbury
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Rutland Railroad steam locomotive 45 with tender with a boxcar and combination car at the Alburg railroad station. There is a baggage cart on the platform and a Central Vermont car on tracks on the other side of the station. The train is west bound and will soon be on the trestle to Rouses Point, New York. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
- Central Vermont Railway Co.
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16 leaves of black and white illustrations with captions to promote tourism to Vermont on the Central Vermont Railroad. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Central Vermont Railroad, Railroads, Tourism, Vermont
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Rutland Railroad steam locomotive 75 with several freight cars attached
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Rutland Railroad Company
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
56 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Vermont judiciary, Law
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Railroad station in Newport, Vermont, with the paddlewheel boat Lady Lake in the background
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Newport
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
134 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Vermont, Annual reports
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Railroad station in Putney, Vermont, with locomotive #1425 at the station and two cars parked next to it. A workman is rolling a barrel in the background. A man is standing on a caboose in the background.
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Putney
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
28 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives.
Topics: Vermont Central Railroad, Railroads, Annual reports
Toppled locomotive on collapsed railroad bridge at Stoney Brook Bridge, south of Northfield. Accident occured on February 28, 1910, according to v. 2 of Railroads of Vermont. To the right is Vermont Central locomotive #200 with a flatbed car and a baggage car. A large ice jam is in the foreground. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Postcards
Title supplied by cataloger Train wreck in Bolton on March 11, 1924. The Boston and Maine Express derailed due to a broken rail at 4:40 am. The engineer was Harry Palmer and the locomotive was #232. There were 3 fatalities including a 3 month old infant and there were about 60 injuries. The river is the Winooski. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Postcards
Toppled railroad car and flooding at the railroad bridge in Newport, Vermont This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad bridges, Vermont, Postcards
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Submerged railroad tracks in 1909 near the crossing that goes to Haverhill, New Hampshire from Newbury, Vermont. A row of telephone poles stretches from the left foreground to the center background. Several persons are standing on a handcar in the background and one man is standing with a rifle on the railroad ties.
Topics: Railroads, Natural disaster effects, Vermont, Floods, Vermont, Railroad tracks
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Locomotive 127 at Steamtown, Vermont, undergoing hydro test, with R. L. Grezegorowicz holding an oil can
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
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Railroad station in the village of North Ferrisburgh, in the town of Ferrisburgh, Vermont, with weeds growing up around the building
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, North Ferrisburgh
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
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Railroad tracks and ties over washed out bridge in Northfield, Vermont, during flood of November 3, 1927
Topics: Northfield (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Railroad bridges, Vermont, Northfield
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Montreal & Boston Express train crossing the bridge over the Connecticut River between Woodsville, New Hampshire and Wells River, Vermont
Topics: Railroad bridges, Vermont
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Railroad station at Bellows Falls, Vermont, with Boston and Maine Freight Office building on right and manually operated ball signal and signal tender's shack in center
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Bellows Falls
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
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Railroad station in Middlebury, Vermont, with horse-drawn wagon in front of it.
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Middlebury
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Train wreck in Bolton on March 11, 1924. The Boston and Maine Express derailed due to a broken rail at 4:40 am. The engineer was Harry Palmer and the locomotive was #232. There were 3 fatalities including a 3 month old infant and there were about 60 injuries. The river in the foreground is the Winooski.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Railroad station in Newport, Vermont, with locomotive and cars on left and baggage and freight cars on right and a paddlewheel steamboat in the center background
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Newport, Steamboats, Vermont, Railroad stations
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
132 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Vermont, Annual reports
163 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Vermont, Annual reports
Vermont Railroads Collection
- Vermont Central Railroad Company
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55 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Central Vermont Railroad, Annual reports
Side-by-side railroad bridge, covered bridge, and highway bridge over the river
Topics: Railroad bridges, Vermont, Brattleboro
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
27 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Central Vermont Railroad, Annual reports
High water on the Connecticut River on the left, with Waits River on the right. Bradford railroad station is in the distance, with Boston & Maine freight cars and piles of lumber in the foreground. Clothes are hanging on the line behind a house on the left. There is a covered railroad bridge over the Connecticut River.
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
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Railroad station in Brattleboro, Vermont, with passenger cars and combo car and horses and buggy in the foreground.
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Brattleboro
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
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Chester Depot railroad station is on left, next to hardware store with several horses and carriages in front. A sign close to the railroad tracks says "Look Out for the Engine" and there is a restaurant to the right.
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Chester Depot
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Montpelier & Barre locomotive at Morrisville, Vermont
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Montpelier and Barre Railroad
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
Title supplied by cataloger Train wreck in Bolton on March 11, 1924. The Boston and Maine Express derailed due to a broken rail at 4:40 am. The engineer was Harry Palmer and the locomotive was #232. There were 3 fatalities including a 3 month old infant and there were about 60 injuries. The river on the left is the Winooski This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Postcards
24 pages.
Topics: Central Vermont Railroad, Railroads
8 pages. Includes map. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College
Topics: Railroads, Western Vermont Railroad
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16 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives.
Topics: Vermont Central Railroad, Railroads, Annual reports
Title supplied by cataloger Train wreck in Bolton on March 11, 1924. Boston and Maine Express derailed due to a broken rail at 4:40 am. Engineer was Harry Palmer and locomotive was #232. There were 3 fatalities including a 3 month old infant and there were about 60 injuries. The river in the foreground is the Winooski. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Postcards
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Rutland Railroad locomotive 106 on turntable in front of the roundhouse at the Rutland yard, Vermont, with a workman coming out of a small shed.
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Rutland, Railroads, Yards, Locomotives
Source: Gift of Steven Mumley
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Two workmen are walking through a yard of thousands of cut marble slabs, with buildings in the background. One building has large letters "Monumental Apartment" and there are several flatbed and boxcar railroad cars. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Vermont Marble Company, Marble industry and trade, Postcards
Derailed passenger cars partly submered in the Winooski River at West Berlin, near Montpelier, Vermont. Accident caused by the Flood of 1927. Heavy duty railroad crane and locomotive with railroad cars are in the background.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, West Berlin, Railroads, Natural disaster effects, Vermont
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Railroad station in Burlington, Vermont
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Burlington
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
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Railroad station in Chester, Vermont with signal posts in the foreground.
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Chester
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Railroad station in Proctor, Vermont, with freight cars on tracks in the background.
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Proctor
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Train wreck on October 8, 1910 near Northfield, Vermont, showing Central Vermont locomotive and a Boston & Maine freight car #772
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Northfield
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
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Railroad station in Danville, Vermont, with well dressed persons on the platform and several horses and carriages waiting.
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Danville
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
25 pages.
Topics: Central Vermont Railroad, Railroads
Title supplied by cataloger Train wreck in Bolton on March 11, 1924. Boston and Maine Express derailed due to a broken rail at 4:40 am. Engineer was Harry Palmer. Locomotive was #232. Three fatalities including a 3 month-old infant. Approximately 60 injuries. The river in the foreground is the Winooski. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Postcards
Central Vermont locomotive 5810 on turntable, with repair shop in the background.
Topics: Central Vermont Railway Co., Railroad repair shops, Vermont
Source: Gift of Warren Dodgson
7 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Vermont and Canada Railroad, Business incorporation
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Rutland Railroad steam locomotive 61 with coal car at roundhouse
Topics: Locomotives, Vermont, Rutland Railroad Company
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Vermont Railroads Collection
- Vermont. Railroad commissioner.
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61 pages.  Annual report of the railroad commissioner to the General Assembly of the State of Vermont, 1869. This is a digitized version of the original printed item in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College Library.
Topics: Railroads, Vermont Central Railroad, Vermont and Canada Railroad, Atlantic & St. Lawrence...
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9 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Rutland Railroad, Central Vermont Railroad, Railroads
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Steam locomotive with passenger cars on the high bridge in Ludlow, Vermont, with a road in the foreground and a house next to the road, beyond the bridge.
Topics: Railroad bridges, Vermont, Ludlow
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
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Railroad station in Williamsville, Vermont, with bridge in the background.
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Williamsville, Railroad bridges, Vermont, Williamsville
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
String of railroad cars and a coal tower in the flooded railroad yards in Brattleboro, Vermont, during the flood of November 4-5, 1927
Topics: Railroads, Natural disaster effects, Vermont, Brattleboro, Brattleboro (Vt.), Flood, 1927
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Title supplied by cataloger Train wreck in Bolton on March 11, 1924. The Boston and Maine Express derailed due to a broken rail at 4:40 am. The engineer was Harry Palmer and the locomotive was #232. There were 3 fatalities including a 3 month old infant and there were about 60 injuries. The river in the foreground is the Winooski. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, Postcards
Title supplied by cataloger High water on the Connecticut River on the left, with Waits River on the right. Bradford railroad station is in the distance, with Boston & Maine freight cars and piles of lumber in the foreground. Clothes are hanging on the line behind a house on the left. There is a covered railroad bridge over the Connecticut River. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Postcards
25 pages.
Topics: Central Vermont Railroad, Railroads